Post # 1
Went dress shopping yesterday and found the perfect dress. I feel sweet, romantic and most importantly, beautiful in it. However, it is a complete 180 of what I originally wanted, which was an all lace gown with a bold sash. I found the perfect all lace gown and was sure that was the one. I was going to get, but as a joke, my mom pulled this layered a line chiffon (I think?, it’s very flowy) with a lace, sparkly belt. As soon as I tried it on, I became lightheaded, started to shake and really fell in love with the dress and how it looked on me. Now I am worried that I maybe I should have gotten the original all lace gown, but when I go back and look at the pics of me in the dress I know I look beautiful in it.
Have any of y’all picked a dress that was different then the one you planned for?
Post # 3
@Southerngirl4234: I did the exact opposite of you, I went in looking for a plain chiffon flowing gown with no train or an a-line. Came out with a lace and emroidered empire line with a train. Ho hum.
Funny what suits you in person isn’t it?
Post # 4
Yes!!! I went dress shopping yesterday and said yes to this dress: http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Satin-Ball-Gown-with-Dropped-Waist-CES329_Bridal-Gowns-Shop-By-Designer-Oleg-Cassini
That’s something I NEVER would have imagined myself wearing. I thought I would have wanted more blingly beading all over the dress and a fit and flare dress with color. But when I found the dress, I knew. I tried on other dresses before and after this dress (5 total and this was the 3rd one) but I knew this dress was it… So I said yes to it!
Post # 5
I know the feeling. I swore up and down that I would get a halter gown- I didn’t think I could pull off strapless at my size. And I wanted something flowy and light like tulle or chiffon- I ended up with an ivory lace strapless gown.
As long as you got that “feeling” you chose the right dress!
Post # 6
@rushing angel: I. Always thought that my dress was going to be a lace dress. There was a part of me struggling between my dress and an all lace dress because I am a very stubborn person, so it was hard to say I was wrong and I was also scared that I was going to have dress regret, but so far no regret yet.
@lindsey106: that dress is so beautiful. I was actually going to try that one on after the appointment where I found my dress. Congrats!
@mrs.metalm: I am hoping for no dress regret and I am pretty sure I got the “feeling” since my mind was set on that one even after trying on different dresses and once I had the dress back on I didn’t take it off until it was time to leave.
Post # 7
I didn’t go a full 180 but i def picked one i probably wouldn’t have if i saw it in a magazine. I didn’t even think i’d pick one with color or as big as i did. but when you know you know! 🙂
Post # 8
@Southerngirl4234: I had tulle on my mind throughout my entire search and after trying on Tulle gown after Tulle gown, I wound up with a Shantung Satin ballgown.
Meanwhile, the dress itself on the model is borderline hideous. I never would have given it a second look, but on me, it feels/looks much better.
Post # 9
I was completely sold on the idea that I would get a cap sleeved, keyhole back dress. I was pretty sure it would be lace, with little or no beading. If there was beading, I wanted it to be subtle. I tried others on, but I just knew that was what I was going to end up with.
It took me trying on eight different dresses in that sort of style to realise that it wasn’t working for me. I’m 35, and knew I didn’t want to look like a princess in a huge ball gown. But the cap sleeve gowns made me look older than I wanted to look.
I ended up with a chiffon one-shoulder gown. There is obvious and fairly heavy beading on the strap, as well as an applique on the waist (it’s not a huge amount, but more obvious than I expected). I did kind of like the idea of one-shoulder gowns, but never thought it would work on me. And I wasn’t sure about chiffon, as I thought it would look too “sweet”. It ended up looking great all around.